Rotating Students

Available Rotations

Emergency Medicine

This rotation serves both as an acting internship for students interested in emergency medicine, as well as an introduction for 3rd year students. Students will have the opportunity to work on their history and physical exam skills, assist residents with procedures, participate in resuscitation and learn effective communication with consultants, families and ancillary staff. Throughout the 4 weeks students will perform the following:

  • Work directly with EM senior residents on shift, total of 16 shifts in 4 weeks
  • Participate in on shift case discussion with EM teaching resident
  • Complete weekly modules on high-yield EM topics
  • Attend student breakout sessions
  • Attend bi-weekly student simulation labs and weekly resident didactics
  • Complete end of rotation exam

Ultrasound

The purpose of this rotation is to introduce basic emergency medicine ultrasound skills and gain practical hands-on experience. During this 2 or 4 week period students will perform the following:

  • Work directly with the ultrasound residents to review techniques and scan patients, 5 days per week
  • Watch ultrasound instructional videos
  • Complete ultrasound modules
  • Attend bi-weekly student sim labs and weekly resident didactics

Research

The goal of the rotation is to allow students an opportunity to receive an intensive educational experience in EM research. During this 4 week period students will perform the following:

  • CITI training
  • Meet with Doctors Hospital Research Team twice during the month to discuss question development and IRB
  • Develop a research idea/perform a literature review
  • Work 3 research shifts during each week, for 12 total
  • Work 4 clinical shifts (1 each week)
  • Write a clinical case report/create a case poster
  • Attend bi-weekly student sim labs and weekly resident didactics

EMS

The rotation was developed to allow students to have a better understanding of how Emergency Medical Services work both in the field and hospital setting. During this 4 week period students will perform the following:

  • Ride-along with multiple local EMS crews including aeromedical transport if interested
  • Orientation to Columbus/Franklin County Dispatch
  • Attend administrative meetings relevant to pre-hospital care and public safety
  • Participate in EMS quality assurance reviews
  • Assist with monthly EMS presentations to local crews
  • Attend bi-weekly student skills labs and weekly resident didactics

 

Applying for Rotations

Applications are accepted via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

Minimum Requirements:

  • EM: 500 COMLEX/220 USMLE
  • Ultrasound: 500 COMLEX/220 USMLE
  • Research: 450 COMLEX/200 USMLE
  • EMS: 450 COMLEX/200 USMLE

Required documentation includes:

  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript
  • Photograph